Hailed for her work with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), Paris Opera Ballet and The Royal Ballet of London, Crystal Pite is a shining star on the contemporary dance scene. As the artistic director of Vancouver-based Kidd Pivot, she displays her exceptional talent for combining dance, visual arts and theatre to create dazzling productions, and the company’s reputation just keeps on growing. Revisor is her third joint project with theatre artist Jonathon Young. The creators revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary dance and theatre. In Revisor, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. Pite/Young reinvent dance/theatre with masterful skill. A perceptive critique of our society and its foibles, Revisor delivers a powerful narrative in movement.
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Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de...Read more about Crystal Pite
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Canadian actor/writer Jonathon Young has collaborated on the making of over 20 original productions with Electric Company Theatre including: Tear the Curtain! (a film/theatre hybrid for Arts Club Theatre and Canadian Stage), No Exit (a re-working of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play performed in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theatre) and Studies in Motion (Vancouver Playhouse, Edmonton Citadel, Theatre Calgary,...Read more about Jonathon Young
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is...Read more about Kidd Pivot
Created by Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young.
Written by Jonathon Young.
Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite.
Original Music and Sound Design Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe.
Scenic Design and Reflective Light Concept Jay Gower Taylor.
Costume Design Nancy Bryant.
Lighting Design Tom Visser.
Assistant to the Creators Eric Beauchesne.
CAST AND CHARACTERS
Director of the Complex Doug Letheren.
Postmaster Wieland Jermaine Spivey.
Misha Matthew Peacock.
Interrogator Klak Rena Narumi.
Minister Desouza Ella Rothschild.
Doctor Harlow David Raymond.
Anna (Wife of the Director) Cindy Salgado.
Osip (Assistant to the Revisor) David Raymond.
The Revisor Tiffany Tregarthen.
Swing, Minister Desouza Renée Sigouin.
Narrator and Inspector Meg Roe.
Director of the Complex Scott Macneil.
Postmaster Wieland Alessandro Juliani.
Interrogator Klak Kathleen Barr.
Minister Desousa Nicola Lipman.
Doctor Harlow Gerard Plunkett.
Anna Amy Rutherford.
Osip Ryan Beil.
The Revisor Jonathon Young.
Voice Director Meg Roe.
Technical Director Jeff Harrison.
Stage Manager Isaac Robinson.
Show Control Design Eric Chad.
Lighting and Sound Technician Lukas McCormick.
Wig and Wardrobe Coordinator Stevie Hale Jones.
Set and Prop Construction Great Northern Way Scene Shop.
Cutter Janet Dundas.
Costume Assistant Alaia Hamer.
Stitchers Megan Veaudry, Jen Reid, Christine Pampel.
Headpiece Sculptor Heidi Wilkinson.
Company Manager on Tour Brent Belsher.
Executive Producer Jim Smith.
Producer Jason Dubois.
Associate Producer Francesca Piscopo.
World Premiere 20 FEV 2019, Vancouver Playhouse.
Full bios and photos available at kiddpivot.org
PRODUCING PARTNERS AND FUNDERS
Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville/La Villette (Paris, France), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Canadian Stage (Toronto), Seattle Theatre Group (USA), The Hamber Foundation (Britsh Columbia).
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
Revisor is a co-production of the CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, DanceHouse, Dance Victoria.
Kidd Pivot benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and countless individual and business supporters.
Eponymous gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Kidd Pivot would like to thank John Murphy, Mark Chavez, Artemis Gordon, Arts Umbrella, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, UBC Theatre, Michael Slobodian, Malcolm Dow, and the generous financial contributions from the Friends of Kidd Pivot.